A new study has shown that the "love hormone" known as oxytocin may be the primary, if not sole, determinant of whether or not an animal feels sexual attraction towards a prospective mate. Interestingly, this only seems to hold true for females.
Anorexics may find help accepting food and body images from doses of oxytocin, a hormone commonly referred to as the "love hormone," according to two studies looking into the effects and possible applications of the hormone.
Do you have trouble empathizing with others? Is it hard to express what you're feeling? Does passion seem like foreign concept to you? Then you might also find that you've been drinking a TON of coffee. That is, at least according to a new study that looks into the connection between caffeine and a person's emotional health or personality.
A new study shows that female baboons with male friends live longer - two to three years longer, to be exact.
It has long been said that the eyes are the window to the soul, but behavioral scientists have long said that our body language and facial expressions are actually the best way to convey emotions. However, new research has revealed that humans and chimpanzees alike both involuntarily match the pupil size of those they are interacting with, especially if there is some kind of emotional connection - namely empathy.
Many animals, including humans, are traditionally selfish creatures. If some organisms were as self-centered about parenting as they are about other lots in life, there would arguably be much fewer offspring in this world. Now researchers have identified brain mechanisms that help prospective parents have a change of heart and bond with their children.
Are they really in love, or is it just lust? Researchers believe they can accurately tell the difference based on eye patterns alone, raising the question "can there be love at first sight?"
A recent ad campaign by the Singapore's National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) that aired during the World Cup was turned on its head recently after Germany proved victorious. However, attention to the now viral ad has also brought attention to the stark reality of problem gambling - it's genetic.
Like humans, apparently chimpanzees believe in fashion trends, and the latest one that has taken hold among certain groups is what researchers behind a new study are calling "grass-in-the-ear" behavior.
Social scientist have determined that there is a huge limitation to self-awareness. No matter how self-conscious you think you are, you likely are completely wrong about your aggressive tendencies, or "pushiness" in the workplace.
Researchers have determined that individuals who are commonly called "sensitive" have heightened activity in the empathy-related portions of their brains, and this activity level might be genetically determined.
Men may feel more pain than women after major surgery, indicating that gender may influence how pain functions, new research suggests.
Forgiving yourself for hurting others may be easier to do if you take action to make amends first. In-fact, this may be the driving selfish factor that causes many people to make amends in the first place, so that they can get the "moral OK" to forgive themselves, according to a recent behavioral study.
For frequent Facebook users, not posting or not earning responses from posts results in a decreased sense of belonging. Some users even report that Facebook activity associated with their posts helps them feel their existence has meaning, according to recent studies.
Among the big questions evolutionary scientists try to answer is how social behavior developed over the course of evolution. If researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz and Basel, Germany, are correct, the beginnings of an answer to that big question may be found in the smallest of places: earwigs.